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The Lyceum

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The Lyceum

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201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3697
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King St – Old TownWashington DC Metro15 min
Braddock RoadWashington DC Metro16 min
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byteforbyte wrote a review Jan 2020
Alexandria, Virginia107 contributions22 helpful votes
The Lyceum is a great place to host events and take in some history. They also have a gift shop where you can purchase things about Alexandria.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jed F wrote a review Nov 2019
Richmond, Virginia85 contributions20 helpful votes
If you want to learn about the history of Alexandria, this is the place to go. Interesting exhibits and good details as well as a bunch of old black and white pictures showing how the town used to be.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Annaline wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois7,071 contributions447 helpful votes
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I think the gift shop is better than museum. Although the space is nice and it is located near the main King Street. However you can’t learn much about just the building that it is located in: the Lyceum. This museum is more about Alexandria than anything else ... $2 suggested donation Very nice and friendly host/ museum attendant.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Taylor B wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,520 contributions5,253 helpful votes
From Colonial times, Alexandria, Virginia, was the home and destination for many of the country's most distinguished leaders, from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson to James Madison to James Monroe to Robert E. Lee. Today, the history of Alexandria is told in the official city museum, the Lyceum, an historic structure that dates to 1839. Located at 201 South Washington Street, the Greek Revival structure was built from bricks from the original St. Mary chapel and featuring four large white pillars, as a permanent home for the Alexandria Lyceum and the Alexandria Library. During the Civil War, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. After the war, it became a private home and later served as an office building. Today, the museum gives visitors a glimpse of Colonial life in Alexandria with exhibits that showcase the furniture, clothing and architecture of the late 1700s and early 1800s. The Lyceum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Virginia Landmark in 1969.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Prawet J wrote a review Mar 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia13,314 contributions575 helpful votes
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I enjoy going around Alexandria to learn more about the history of the city (pre-USA and after). The Lyceum is part of the Alexandria museum system to educate public and visitors about the history of the local people and the surrounding area. Both the permanent and temporary exhibits tell the story of Alexandria which was founded in 1749. The Museum is housed in the LyCeum, a Greek Revival desing building that was built in 1839 as the community cultural center and library. It is located at the corner of S. Washington and Prince Streets in the heart of Alexandria. It is small but very informative and worth a visit if you are in the area. A 2USD suggestion for entrance.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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